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exploded in the last number of years, but now the city is proposing new regulations. >> reporter: i'm bruce leshan in d.c. where some popular food trucks say some proposed regulations could drive them out of business. >> if the public did not want us here, we would not be here. >> from the curb to the end of the sidewalk how much face do we have? >> reporter: the city's proposal would ban food trucks with less than 10 feet of unobstructed space on the sidewalks. we found eight out of 10 of the most popular food trucks spots where customers want food trucks to be would not be legal under the proposed regulations. >> it has nothing to do with trying to limit their ability to conduct business in the city. >> reporter: they are making money, paying taxes, employing hundreds and feeding thousands. >> i've only had a bite of the chef special, but it was very good. >> i think they're really convenient. >> i love the food trucks. they've got delicious food. they're where you need to be for lunch. >> reporter: the question is whether they will be able to stay. in d.c. bruce leshan, 9 news
a japanese news crew. shot it over the city. lasted about 10 minutes before it dissipated. never reached land or cause damage but plenty of hail. >> couple things. you see mountains in there. and sort of unusual for them to be in mountain areas. japan is not known for tornadoes but an occasional one. every state in the union can have a tornado. >> i have seen a water spout and people get all antsy about them. >> you should. and add hail and say not every thunder storm that produces a tornado has hail but the two go together hand in hand. >>> looking from crystal city. our live michael and son weather cam. looking at temperatures more reminiscent of december. only 45 right now. that's downtown. dew points upper 20s. a good indication of how low we could go. winds easterly at 7. pressure sitting on 30 .47 inches. that's pretty high reading. so satellite picture radar. we have a little disturbance. it is a nuisance. clouds in the ohio valley. back into the tennessee valley and showers showing up in georgia. all the showers and rain with this system will stay to our south. some of the high clouds
of 40 to 60 medic calls between the hours of 1:00 and 7:00 in the morning city wide and the fire chief says by changing shifts around he can have more units out there ready to go when they are really needed. in d.c., bruce leshan, 9news now. >>> d.c. schools chancellor henderson says closing 20 schools across the city after the current school year will save some money. according to henderson the schools on the list were chosen in part because of low enrollment, the percentage of the buildings actually being used and the condition of those structures. if the proposal goes through it would be the second major consolidation of d.c. schools in the past five years. >> if we reduce the number of our facilities we'll be able to improve the programs that we offer. we'll be able to utilize our staff more efficiently. so that we can concentrate on the things that we know move things for kids. >> you can see the full list of schools and where those students would be sent the coming years at wusa9.com. >>> the former chairman of the d.c. council learned his fate from not one, but two judges today.
.c. fire did. i've already tweeted about this. chief ellerbe plans to redeploy city ambulance crews reducing the level of ambulance service between 1:00 in the morning until 7:00 in the morning. we're talking about 14 fewer medic units. now he also would increase the number of ambulances during peak hours. that's mostly during the day. he said paramedics on the fire trucks would be covering those ambulance calls overnight. so the guys working the trucks will have to come over and start manning the ambulance? >> it's quite possible those firefighter paramedics may have to help out from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. i know they complained about having to work long hours and it's too hard and i gave them a proposal. we're talking about reducing those hours. hopefully they'll step up and serve the citizens like they're supposed to. >> again paramedics on the fire trucks would fill in for the 14 medic units we'd lose between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. in the morning. >> i can only imagine this is to put more crews when there are more calls, but i also imagine the union wants to say something about this. >> th
city is all, but shut down. >> reporter: and how about the next big storm? >> the weather guys will need to look out the window more often. >> reporter: meteorologists were able to track hurricane sandy using federal satellites. will they still be able to spend what they need? >> satellite controls navigation. that system won't be put in place. >> reporter: we could see the slowdowns at some airports. >> the faa will need to take some controllers out of the towers. they will be selective about how they do that and they said that they would not cut back on the major towers. >> reporter: fuller says everybody will be incon convenienced, but worse? >> just about everybody will see their taxes go up. >> reporter: people that work will see their payroll taxes go up and people that itemized won't be able to deduct child care expenses because congress has not continued those reductions. small businesses will lose money because of changes in the inheritance tax. >> we basically lose the gain that we have made and achieved over the last three years. we lose most of the jobs that have be
might end up back where i came from. >> reporter: the cuts would cost the city hundreds of jobs and hit education and head start particularly hard. >> what did you want them to do? >> i want them to do what they have to do to be a doctor and there they go too. >> reporter: the speaker's staff locked the door. but they say that the speaker has proposed a responsible and balanced framework to avert the fiscal cliff with tax reform and reasonable spending cuts. >> there are no barriers here. and to set them down and begin to work through the process. >> reporter: the protesters left behind photos of the people they say that will be hurt. >> but do you worry about your country, the country you fought for? do you worry about the debt that the country has? >> yes. >> and now at that point they dragged the vet away and we could not get more details on how he felt about the debt. but the speaker staff did pick up all those photos, all those letters, and they promised that they would review them. anita back to you. >> thank you. >>> and another -- and also another federal deadline when they need
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